Venison Back On Food Bank ShelvesVenison was back on the shelves of North Dakota food banks this year. It didn't last long.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Venison was back on the shelves of North
Dakota food banks this year. It didn't last long.
One year after a scare about lead poisoning from bullets cut the
venison supply by thousands of pounds, donations this time were
slowed by lower deer numbers, less than ideal hunting conditions
and lean times in many households.
Ann Pollert, spokeswoman for the agency that administers the
Sportsmen Against Hunger program, said the group will likely end up
about halfway to its goal of 700 deer carcasses.
Pollert says it was a "different hunting season," but says
venison is a bonus to food pantries and nobody is complaining.